The Shared directory (/home/group/shared) is used to share files among group members. All members of a group have access to their group's Shared directory. Any files that multiple users in the same group need access to should be stored here. Users can read and write to the Shared directory of their group. The Shared directory is similar to the /project space previously offered at MSI.
The Public directory (/home/group/public) is used to share files with members in other groups. Users have read access to public files belonging to other groups, but they may not write or add to files of another group. Any user may write and add files to their group's Public directory. Public directories are used when two or more different groups need to share some files to work together.